Tony Robbins, one of the most influential men on this planet, gives a talk below during a TED conference to 1,000 of the most successful people on the planet. In the video depicted below, he discusses how it is not about resources, it is about resourcefulness that pushes us to be successful. Resources include time, money, technology, goods, etc. These are obviously beneficial and necessary things, but are limited in nature. However, the abundance of them is not the determinative factor in your mission to be successful. It’s your resourcefulness to use those aforementioned limited resources in the most efficient way possible. You need to use your emotion, your passion, your human ambition, and your inner confidence to make the most out of your resources to propel you to achieve something.
It’s not about what circumstances you are born into, but it’s your model and vision of the world that shapes your outcome. I have countless friends who were coddled throughout their whole life, living in the lap of luxury who had no inner ambition to achieve something. They had poor grades in school, can’t land a job, lean on drugs and alcohol, etc. Yet, I also have countless friends who were born into poverty that worked their way up to make something in their life click like great grades in school, got a graduate degree, workout hard in the gym despite inner familial problems, and become ultra successful to buy more Maseratis than a showroom can hold. It’s not about the resources in life, it’s about how you use what you have to make the most out of what you can get your hands on.
Take a look at Lance Armstrong. Although he was an elite athlete before he received the terribly upsetting news of his diagnosis, he never won championships until after. Something inside him just clicked after he heard that news, which propelled him to win 7 Tour de Frances, even though he’s admitted to PED use. He excelled in a sport where many people believed that drug use was rampant, even though drug use should NEVER be encouraged. It’s about getting the right emotional fitness that will allow you to do anything you want in this world. This is the ultimate resource you need and using your emotion will allow you to be resourceful to accomplish anything with limited time, limited money, limited technology. The past does not equal the future, so start today.